How to Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F to Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official Firmware

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both have already received the update of Android 6.0.1 now is is time that  Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus should receive the official update of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update is being rolled out for every region slowly, but those who wants to enjoy it a little early they can get their hands on it, furthermore, you can always switch back to an older version by flashing it manually. Since this is the very first release, you are sure to experience bugs and some performance issues too but with the passage of time they will release further updates depending on what the users are complaining about and what they want in it and what should be removed or fixed. The official stable firmware will take its time to release, so till then you can enjoy this version to see what changes they have made in it.

How to Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F to Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official Firmware

There are a couple of ways to get this latest firmware on your device, one is you can wait for the OTA update that works fine but you might have to wait quite a long time for that. Second one is to flash it via Odin, that also works fine but you have to wait for the .tar image, which is not available for the current moment. The third one is to flash it via the Custom Recovery and that works like 100% also confirmed by the community.We can go ahead now and follow the process to update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware.

Early Preparations

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F

Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.

2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!

Your device’s battery should not be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.

3. Use the OEM data cable to establish connection!

Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. Also, clean install is always recommended, that means you will probably have to wipe your device to install the new firmware. So, you may backup everything as listed below.

Backup SMS Messages
Backup Call Logs
Backup Contacts
Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

5. Install Samsung USB drivers

In order to be able to establish connection between your PC and your Galaxy S6 Edge, you need to have the Samsung USB drivers installed on your PC. You can find all Android USB drivers here on our site.

6. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!

Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

Required Downloads & Installations

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and extract firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.

Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-G928F
  • Model name: Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Country: Poland
  • Version: Android 6.0.1
  • PDA: G928FXXU2BPB6
  • CSC: G928FOXX2BPB6

How To Update Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F to Android 6.0

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put your Galaxy S6 Edge+ in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  7. For Odin 3.09 or 3.10.6 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  8. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  9. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  10. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  11. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  12. Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
  13. Your device will be running on official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.
  14. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  15. That’s all!

Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!

Via: SamMobile

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